The Best Cat Ear Headphones

By Glen / February 26, 2019

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Anime, along with many celebrities, has sparked a demand for cat-based fashion items throughout the world – and the headphone industry has listened up.

Today, there are hundreds of cat ear headphones on the market that give people the ability to listen to their favorite tracks in style, showing off their love for cats, anime, and all of the other things that come to mind when looking at a pair of these headphones.

One big issue that a lot of people face with cat ear headphones that are currently on the market is the fact that their sound is usually nowhere near as good as some of the branded options that are available – consider JBL, Beats and other popular brands, for example.

Still, it is possible to buy the best cat ear headphones and enjoy music that will sound good in your ears – but you need to know what to look for when buying a pair of these particular headphones.

In this post, we are going to explore five of the top options that you can choose from – and for those who want more options, we will offer a buyer’s guide with a couple of pointers that can help you buy a good pair of cat ear headphones that will be durable and allow you to listen to music that will sound great in your ears.


The 5 Best Cat Ear Headphones

With so many options to choose from when it comes to buying the best cat ear headphones, we understand that the decision is certainly not easy to make.

We considered many of the current options out there – below, we share our selection of the five top choices that you should consider if you are looking to buy a pair of cat ear headphones.

1. Brookstone Limited Edition Ariana Grande Wireless Cat ear Headphones

Brookstone Limited Edition Ariana Grande Wireless Bluetooth Cat Ear Headphones
  • Premium wireless headphones for private listening
  • External cat ear speakers for sharing music

We certainly had to put this one up first – an exclusive pair of cat ear headphones that came as a result of a collaboration between world-famous Ariana Grande and the Brookstone brand.

This is an exceptional product that is made from top-quality materials for exceptional durability, while the speaker system allows for higher quality sound than many of the other cat ear headphones on the market.

The headphones also come with a set of external speakers, as well as LED lights that can change color. To top things off, Ariana Grande’s signature is found on the side of the left headphone.

2. Brookstone Wireless Cat Ear Headphones

Brookstone Wireless Cat Ear Headphones Bluetooth Headset (Color Changing)
  • Premium wireless headphones for private listening
  • External cat ear speakers for sharing music

Another great pair from the Brookstone brand, the Brookstone Wireless Cat Ear Headphones sell for a price of just below $200 and comes with similar features as their limited edition Ariana Grande version.

The product also features LED lights that constantly change color as music is playing, along with an external speaker set that gives you more flexibility in terms of how you are going to be listening to your favorite tracks.

These headphones have built-in Bluetooth connectivity and a powerful battery that can provide you with up to five hours of playtime before a recharge would be needed.

3. MindKoo Cute Cat Ear Headphones

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MindKoo Cute Cat Style Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Headset with LED Glowing Lights, Built-in Microphone and Adjustable Headband for Cell Phones and Tablets, Pink White
  • Over-ear wireless bluetooth headphones featuring with cute cat ears design to please any kids or adult cat lovers, cosplay fans, boys and girls. Perfect gift choice for any cat lovers.
  • Fancy LED glowing lights with constant on and flashing modes to add fun and style when you're enjoying the music, videos or movies on your cell phone or iPad or watching TV.

If you are on a budget, but would still like a pair of these headphones that can offer you good quality sound, then you should consider the MindKoo Cute Cat Ear headphones.

These headphones come with a built-in LED light, as well as a built-in microphone that will allow you to easily accept calls while connected to the headphones.

The MindKoo Cute Cat Ear Headphones are available in a variety of colors, including white, black, pink, and red. They connect to your smartphone or laptop through a wireless Bluetooth connection.

4. Riwbox Bluetooth Headphones

Riwbox Bluetooth Headphones, Riwbox CT-7 Cat Ear LED Light Up Wireless Foldable Headphones Over Ear with Microphone and Volume Control for iPhone/iPad/Smartphones/Laptop/PC/TV (Pink&Green)
  • Riwbox CT-7 is a kids wireless bluetooth headphones with a lighting theme. We wish to bring joy into every family, to add a touch of fun in our daily life. This kids headphone combines elements of music, lights, color together, the cat-ear with Red/Blue/Green LED embedded can blink and changes color with the rhythm. With the glowing Riwbox Cat cartoon at the side can let you take a step away from your usual self and let every other knows how great you are feeling.
  • Bluetooth 4.2: Powerful 40mm speaker with the bluetooth 4.2 technology, providing you the needs for quality natural sound and strong bass while keeping convenient. Once you done the matching, you can save the hassle for matching again. Just power on the headphone and it will connect to your device. Connection status will be shown on screen of smart-phone, and voice reminder available for battery level.

Those who are looking for a more colorful pair of headphones would likely admire the Riwbox Bluetooth Headphones.

These headphones come with a unique crystal-like pair of cat ears attached to them. You can choose between a pink and green design, or a white and pink design.

The product is wireless and can easily connect to your devices through the built-in Bluetooth. It also features a built-in microphone, as well as volume controls that allow you to easily set the volume of the music you are listening to.

5. Brookstone Wired Purple Cat Ear Headphones

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Brookstone Wired Cat Ear Headphones
  • Enjoy your music privately-or turn on the cat ear speakers to share with friends
  • Over-the-ear cushioning for noise reduction and a secure fit

Brookstone is a very popular brand, but their wireless headphones can be quite expensive.

If your budget is less than $100 and you would still like a pair of cat ear headphones from a trusted brand, consider the Brookstone Wired Purple Cat Ear Headphones.

These headphones offer extra cushioning around your ear to block out external sounds and offer an inline volume control system, along with buttons for skipping tracks on command.

The speaker system is equipped with color changing lights, and the external speakers allow you to wow the crowd while still wearing your cat ear headphones.


Buyer’s Guide To The Best Cat Ear Headphones

Not all headphones are the same – some offer great sound quality, while others will produce the sound that is distorted and really just terrible to listen to.

The same goes for cat ear headphones – and this particular category often lacks in durability and sound quality, as manufacturers try to make up for poorer quality equipment with a cute design.

In this section, we are going to take a look at some points that you need to look at while shopping for the best cat ear headphones.

These pointers will help make the process of choosing a good pair easier and will help you avoid buying a product that you will not like at all.

Sound Quality

Even though you are buying a pair of cat ear headphones for the looks and the fashion statement that they will allow you to make, never overlook the sound quality in any type of headphones that you would like to buy.

The sound quality is really what will determine if you can truly enjoy your music and if the product will rather just become a part of your fashion.

The sound quality in cat ear headphones can vary quite a lot – one product may produce crystal clear sound, while the next one may sound like you are listening to a radio station with a really bad signal.

This is why you should take a close look at the technology used in the speakers that are equipped in the headphones you are interested in.

In addition to considering the promotional material provided by the manufacturer, along with taking a look at the technical specifications of the headphones, be sure not to overlook the importance of customer reviews.

The review section can provide you with valuable information regarding the overall sound quality of the headphones you want to buy.

Headphone Durability

You will likely want to wear your cat ear headphones on a regular basis – they do not only become part of your fashion statement but also gives you the ability to listen to music while commuting around town, perhaps from home toward the office.

This is why the durability of these headphones should also be an important factor in the process of deciding which pair to buy.

Take a look at the materials used to manufacture the product, for example.

This will give you a good idea if the product is made from quality materials and will be durable, or if you would have to be extra careful due to weak materials that may be prone to breaking rather quickly.

Appearance

Do not overlook the appearance of the headphones – remember that one of the most important reasons you are looking for a pair of cat ear headphones would be the fact that they are considered a fashion statement in the modern day.

Thus, take a close look at the appearance and note whether the headphones will actually look good on you.

The good thing here is the fact that there are a lot of different designs to choose from – it might, however, be difficult to get one that features a great design, along with good quality speakers and appropriate durability.

Connectivity

The connectivity of the headphones you want to buy should also be taken into account. The majority of these products will likely offer a cable connection – you would plug the headphones directly into the headphone jack on your smartphone or music player.

There are, however, a couple of these products that come with more convenient connectivity options, such as the ability to wirelessly connect your smartphone to the headphones via Bluetooth.


Conclusion

With cat ear headphones becoming a fashion trend, many people are looking to get their hands on a pair of these headphones.

Unfortunately, many of the ones on the market at the moment offers poor durability and low-quality sound, which can be an inconvenience for anyone who truly wants to enjoy their music while wearing such a fashion statement.

If you’re looking for the best quality, as well as the best seller, the Brookstone/Arianna Grande headphones are your best choice.

If you want the best value the Brookstone Wired Purple headphones are your top choice.

For those on a budget you best bet will be the MindKoo headphones.

I hope this helped!

About the author

Glen

My name is Glen Parry. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. This includes guitar, keyboard, ukulele, speakers, headphones and everything else that comes with it. I spend all my free time on music production and jamming with friends. I hope to use this site to share my experience and help anyone looking for solutions to audio related problems.